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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Sep 20, 2007 3:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Tonight's GD Trivia Question (Beat Me Daddy, Seven to the Bar)

I just realized that the boys played no fewer than four numbers in seven-beat time (I mean, who does that?). Of the ones I'm thinking of, three had vocals, and all were introduced within a two-year period. And no, I'm not counting The Seven jams from the Mickey Hart and the Hartbeats shows in 1968. Can you name them?

EDIT: Hello again, grateful losers! I'm bumping this one up by editing the lead post, to give everyone one last chance to complete the answer. I normally don't do that, but it's a short thread and it seemed to call for that treatment. My apologies if anyone's offended.

This post was modified by Lou Davenport on 2007-09-20 22:14:44

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Poster: JamminJerome Date: Sep 19, 2007 9:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tonight's GD Trivia Question (Beat Me Daddy, Seven to the Bar)

Okay...I KNOW

Estimated Prophet
Lazy Lightnin'
Supplication

but I can't for the life of me think of the fourth!

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Poster: HiRoller Date: Sep 19, 2007 9:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tonight's GD Trivia Question (Beat Me Daddy, Seven to the Bar)

Sage & Spirit?

I'm not really good with time signatures.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Sep 19, 2007 9:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tonight's GD Trivia Question (Beat Me Daddy, Seven to the Bar)

Mr. Lou Davenport: People here in AshLand have no clue how to count numbers so music is out of the question. However, this is a sweet opening for me to drop down the lyrics for "Darkness, Darkness" which the band played only as an instrumenal and played the night after Jimi departed (hence, my earlier post).

So, my answer is "Darkness, Darkness."

How are you? Do you have Hunter's LP, "Flight of the Marie Helena: A Musical Narrative?"

--- AshesRising [Jerri-1031 AT yahoo DOT com]

DARKNESS, DARKNESS
Darkness, Darkness
Be my pillow
Take my head
And let me sleep
In the coolness of your shadow
In the silence of your deep

Darkness, Darkness
Hide my yearning
For the things I cannot be
Keep my mind from constant turning
Toward the things I cannot see now
Things I cannot see now
Things I cannot see

Darkness, darkness,
Long and lonesome,
Ease the day that brings me pain.
I have felt the edge of sadness,
I have known the depth of fear.
Darkness, darkness, be my blanket,
Cover me with the endless night,
Take away, take away the pain of knowing,
Fill the emptiness of right now,
Emptiness of right now, now, now
Emptiness of ri-ight now.

Darkness, darkness, be my pillow,
Take my hand, and let me sleep.
In the coolness of your shadow,
In the silence, the silence of your deep.
Darkness, darkness, be my blanket,
Cover me with the endless night,
Take away, take away the pain of knowing
Fill the emptiness of right now,
Emptiness of right now now now
Emptiness of right....
Oh yeah Oh yeah
Emptiness, emptiness
Oh yeah
[@Youngbloods, 1965-2007]
Album: Elephant Mountain
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This post was modified by AshesRising on 2007-09-20 04:54:37

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Sep 20, 2007 3:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tonight's GD Trivia Question (Beat Me Daddy, Seven to the Bar)

Hey, AR! So your new motto is, "Let the words be yours I'm done with mine?"

I know what you mean about puzzling out time signatures. Even Estimated Prophet isn't really in 7-beat time for most of the jam, but more like 14-beats (8 followed by 6). But in most performances (well, 1977 anyway) you can hear Bobby counting 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 leading right up to the first downbeat.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Sep 20, 2007 3:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tonight's GD Trivia Question (Beat Me Daddy, Seven to the Bar)

Lou: yeah, I know, it was a rather weak hijack on my part. ..my favorite "counting" is when Weir would count-down backwards ...and then stop at "four!"

..nice motto, but I'm sticking with my original, "If It Grows, Let It Flow!."

5...4...3... -- Later.

--- AshesRising